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I tried the world's first virtual reality theme park, and it was better than anything I could've imagined

At first, The Void seemed too good to be true. I've tried countless virtual reality experiences from some of the biggest companies working in the …

Virtual Reality

Why you need to pay attention to Switzerland as a startup nation

Switzerland is no stranger to innovation. Einstein published some of his most influential and revolutionary works at the University of Zurich; the country is home to the Large Hadron Collider, located in Geneva, and the world’s first webserver was Tim Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer at CERN, on which …


TomTom's newest fitness watch plays music too

As sales of satellite navigation units slowly dry up, TomTom is making the gentle transition into a fitness and wearables company. That's why the firm decided to smash up its existing range of bulky running watches in favor of a ground-up rebuild. The result is that TomTom is launching the Spark, …


Now autonomous robots can learn from their mistakes in real-time

Our future robot overlords seem to be taking their time in rising up and enslaving humanity, but we're seeing slow and steady progress in the …


Next Stop Dallas: Learn How to Automate, Optimize, and Transform your Service Delivery

Guest blog by Ram , SP Infrastructure Marketing Manager

Service providers everywhere are trying to simplify their networks – moving services to the cloud that are easier to roll out, can be provisioned by the customer, and enable new business models.

Cisco’s virtual managed service (vMS) solution …


Tips on Getting the Most from the Apple Watch and Your Wireless Network

Since the release of Apple watch in April 2015, a considerable amount of articles have been published on the features of the watch and how it connects to the iPhone through either Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Unlike those pieces, this article analyzes the impact of the Apple watch on the wireless …


Canyon's Smart Bike Computer puts Android Wear on your handlebars

When you're cycling up a steep incline, hunched over the handlebars and desperately willing your legs to keep going, you don't want to be messing around with your phone or a second-rate cycling computer. Bike manufacturer Canyon has teamed up with Sony to find a solution -- and the fruits of their …


Cities can use Big Data to find out what they really don't know

This expert has been applying data to solve big problems since before data was cool.

Big Data

Beacon Technology: The Where, What, Who, How and Why

Beacons have been generating buzz since 2013, when Apple first introduced iBeacon technology. And while it may have appeared for a time that this new way of connecting with customers might be slow to catch on, today it’s catching fire. This year began with BI Intelligence reporting that beacons …

Google releases an even smarter Nest thermostat into the world

Google has released a new version of its Nest thermostat, and while the changes aren't all that dramatic, it makes the smart home device a more …


NASA Teams Up With Hoverboard Company to Build a Magnetic "Tractor Beam"

When Arx Pax unveiled its “hoverboard”last year, we had a hunch that this was but the first demonstration of the company’s new magnetic field …


ACG Research says “Cisco Continues Market Share Leadership in Mobility”

So the Summer of 2015 is quickly coming to a close here in New England, which means Fall is coming, and the leaves will soon begin to change color with the cooler temperatures. But according to ACC Research the Mobile Infrastructure is getting hot again, and starting to grow, which is great …

Cisco Systems

#WednesdayWalkabout Series: A Day on the Bay

The influence of the Internet is often overlooked considering its ubiquitous presence in all facets of our lives today. But we have entered a new era in the life of the Internet and it begs the question, what role will it play in the future? The Internet of Everything is paving the way in to the …

Digital Citizenship

Meet nuyu, the wearable that you don’t have to wear on your wrist

Wrist-bound wearables are so last month, which is why one company is introducing an old concept with a new twist. Launched by fitness and health …

Tracking Devices

5 big data analytics predictions for telecom

The applications of big data continue to be an ongoing transformative force across a number of industries, including telecom. RCR rounds up some of …


Ten technologies that are precursors to the AI era

After decades of research and development, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally becoming a part of daily life. While we may not be fully in the …

Artificial Intelligence

5 ways travel has changed (for the better) through mobile technology

Travel, for both business and leisure, is more convenient and seamless than ever before, aided by a slew of digital tools accessible right from the palm of your hand.

Smartphones make tackling travel issues that were common even as recently as a few years ago — such as fumbling for a hotel key in a …

Travel Technology

The State of the Cloud: Adoption is rising | The Network | The Network

Cloud adoption is on the rise and bringing significant benefits, and IT architects are becoming more sophisticated in how they think about cloud, but as of early 2015 relatively few companies have mature cloud strategies and many have no cloud strategy at all, according to a worldwide survey by …

Cloud Computing

Tesla has installed its 500th Supercharger station

As a brand, Tesla Motors is still relatively new. Its first vehicle was revealed only nine years ago. But like the cars it produces, the company …


Watch This Guy Fly In A 54-Propeller Super Drone

Flying drones are all the rage right now. The latest DJI Phantom is smoking hot. But sitting in your very own one and flying it? That’s uncharted territory…until now.

Check out this dude in the UK hovering above the earth in a contraption with “54 counter-rotation propellers and six grouped control …


To reduce concussions, Dartmouth now uses robotic tackle dummies during football practice

As the NFL tries (and constantly fails) to navigate around the growing problem of player concussions, an Ivy League school in New Hampshire has come …


Google's Life Sciences group is making another big move to treat diabetes

Google announced its plans to reorganize under the name Alphabet just three weeks ago.

Since then, it's wasted no time getting its life sciences unit graduated from under Google X and prepped to join Alphabet as a standalone company.

Today, Google Life Sciences entered a partnership with Sanofi, a …


Mobile + web apps: It’s all about the blend


Business users shift multiple times a day between computers and mobile devices, so it’s not surprising that the winning business applications have figured out how to seamlessly blend the experiences by relying on persistent underlying data living in the cloud. There was a time when I thought …

Apple joins forces with Cisco to make iOS easier to use on enterprise networks

While Apple’s iPhone still enjoys wild popularity in the U.S., the same can’t be said of its larger, bulkier counterpart, the iPad. Some analysts …

Cisco Systems

Sony's new smartwatch packs all its tech in the wristband

Sony's electronics division may be in a slump, but it doesn't plan on fading quietly into the night. To spur innovation at the company, Sony has set up in-house teams to develop special crowdfunded projects that might not otherwise see the light of day.

The latest is a smartwatch called the Wena …


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today.

1. Apple wants to start making its own original TV shows and movies. According to a new report, the company has been meeting with Hollywood execs and even made a bid for "Top Gear" hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond.


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Boeing introduces a laser cannon to shoot down drones

Boeing's High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) fires a beam of concentrated light that can disable anything from drones in flight to incoming mortar shells.

Lasers are already in use on military trucks and Navy ships, but Boeing premiered a new version that can fit inside a suitcase earlier …


This London startup will let you book a restaurant with a tweet

Twizoo, the London startup that pulls restaurant recommendations from people's Tweets, is now going to let you make reservations over Twitter too.

Last time we spoke to CEO Madeline Parra Twizoo was in a pre-launch beta mode and only available in London. Since then it has launched in San Francisco …


Improve Your Backbone, Improve Your Business

Cisco recently announced the Cisco Catalyst 6840-X backbone switch to address new network backbone needs, especially in space constrained deployments.

According to the Visual Networking Index, Network traffic has grown exponentially over the last several years, and this trend is expected to continue …


ISS astronaut will get to drive and 'feel' a rover on Earth

It's going to be a little while before humanity sets foot on Mars, but in the meantime NASA has a bundle of robots exploring the planet for us. The data they're collecting is valuable, but now researchers want to give their operators greater control. Specifically, they're interested in force …